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Wake Up Call

Oct 21, 2014 by

The summer after I graduated from law school, I had a lot on my plate. I was studying for the bar exam, finalizing plans for my wedding, living by myself […]

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My eyes popped open and my heart raced when my phone buzzed at 1:00 a.m.. Good news isn’t usually delivered at that hour. I hopped out of bed and grabbed […]

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Oftentimes, in the rough places of life, I figuratively pack up my bags and hike down a steep, winding road of despair. And I camp out there. Five years ago, […]

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Every True Thing

Oct 1, 2014 by

I’m teaching the importance of words. I hope my kids learn this. But first I have to learn it myself and these lessons are hard learned. Words matter. The things […]

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“You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.” {Psalm 139:5, NIV} While luggage was being toted from outside to inside the hotel, Momma and […]

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I love this season where the leaves are turning and my heart and mind is turning back inside our home. Fall is a season when I feel like I enjoy […]

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Do It Afraid

Sep 23, 2014 by

Cheek to cheek, my eight-month-old grandson, Josiah, and I dance in the pool. When his feet dip in the cold water he sucks in his breath and scrunches his face […]

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“Honey, with summer break beginning, I’ve signed you up as a weekly volunteer at the nursing home.” I’ll never forget that simple declaration uttered by my mom. Life, as this freshman […]